The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) is partnering with civil society organizations (CSOs) in Palestinian refugee camp as a part of its ongoing initiative Harat al Ouneh (Supportive Neighborhoods) which launched last year. The CSOs involved include al-Amal for Training Girls, Sama Gaza for Development in Jerash, al-Amal Association for Social Development in Baqa’a, Wa’ed Youth Association (al-Hussain and al-Nasr), and Mastaka Center for Development and Training in Irbid.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, the initiative Harat al Ouneh is strengthening community solidarity and supporting the residents of the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan by securing their basic needs and protecting their security. Harat al Ouneh targets female-headed households, particular those who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic and care for children, elderly, persons with disabilities, or sick dependents. The initiative also reaches families whose members volunteer and provide community services in these camps.
As a part of the initiative, CSOs will hold discussion and awareness sessions on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and workshops on economic empowerment, managing simple projects, and e-marketing methods, all while promoting solidarity among members of the local community.